Thanks to CD-R drives and iTunes playlists, people can, will, and do make their own compilations, which brings into question the idea of whether record companies should bother releasing them anymore. Yet if anything, the current moment is proving to be a boom time for comps, and not just because no-longer-obscure corners need tending by folks who care. It's because the past has never been so moveable. Generation YouTube is used to being able to call up almost any piece of music history with a single query; once unimaginable combinations, from the R&B-plus-strings of the Drifters' "There Goes My Baby" to the mutant mash-ups of 2 Many DJ's, are now... More >>>
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Watch the Closing Doors rides through postwar New York's musical sprawl.